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Men Don't Leave (1990)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  15 June 1990 (Netherlands)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Simon
Chris Macauley
Lisa Coleman
Tom Mason ...
John Macauley
Matt Macauley
Mrs. Buckley
Mr. Buckley
Winston Buckley
Shannon Moffett ...
Dale Buckley
Mark Hardwick ...


A mother of two sons finds life considerably difficult on her own after the death of her beloved husband. Due to debt she must move them to Baltimore, and deal with the hardships and all that comes with the city life. Written by MasoK <>

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15 June 1990 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

A nő nem felejt  »

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$6,070,725 (USA)

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Chris O'Donnell, Kathy Bates, producer Jon Avnet and composer Thomas Newman re-teamed in the following year this film was made to join forces in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991). See more »


Jody: Here's what I thought. We finish dinner and then we have desert, 'kay?
Chris Macauley: Alright.
Jody: And then after that, I take you for a drive, show you around the city.
Chris Macauley: Sure.
Jody: And after that, we come back here. And then, if we still like each other, we make love.
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Remake of La vie continue (1981) See more »


Performed by Frankie Laine
Courtesy of CBS Entertainment
Written by Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington
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a perfect movie
9 April 2001 | by (canada) – See all my reviews

This is my absolute favorite movie. The quiet story of a young widow coping with the loss of her husband and a move to the big city is tender, humorous and hopeful. Fine performances by Jessica Lange, Chris O'Donnell (in his first screen role), Kathy Bates, Arliss Howard and Joan Cusack round out this film. Casting is perfect in every sense and the emotion of the movie is carried well by a haunting score. One of my favorite scenes has Lange arriving unannounced at Howard's home. Her sadness is palpable and his gift - a trip to the Polka hall, where she loses herself in a wild dance with a waitress, while he sits in with the band - is moving. There is such a sense of hope, generosity and goodness in this movie. It is not at all maudlin, or contrived. Just a wonderful exploration of the darkness of grief and unwelcome change, and the love and support sometimes found in unexpected places. There are also great comedic moments, chiefly involving O'Donnell and Cusack. See this movie!

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